WASA Dredging VIDEO: Boann Hits the Water

WASA Dredging has announced that the construction of two 1010m³ self-propelled split barges named ‘Boann’ and ‘Sinann’ is moving ahead according to schedule.

The vessels are designed in-house WASA and are standard WASA SHB 1010 split-barges.

The complete construction of these barges is taking place at the Scheepswerf Pattje yard in Waterhuizen near Groningen.

“Currently we are operating 6 non-propelled split barges. Adding these two self propelled, fast ships will increase the transport capacity within the company,” said Daniel Backlund of WASA Dredging.

“The ships are equipped with an especially heavy-duty build hopper, for loading big stones and blasted bed rock. The ships will be manly used at dredging projects with long sailing distances to the dump areas.”

The vessels characteristic:

  • Hopper volume: 1010m³;
  • Length: 66.5m;
  • Width: 11.36m;
  • Depth: 4m;
  • Class/Navigation: Bureau Veritas/20NM offshore, Transfer navigation unrestricted;
  • Main propulsion engines: 2 x Scania 469kW;
  • Bow thruster: Scottel Pump jet SPJ 57 RD driven by a Cummins QSB7 210 kW diesel engine.

The barges will be ready during the spring of 2017.

WASA has just released a video from the ‘Boann’ launching ceremony:

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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